Bling, baubles and babes dominated Arcadian Court on Tuesday at the second annual Great Jewellery Heist in support of Bridgepoint Health. Fashion gals and society dames faced off in an auction, bidding on jewellery by designers like Jenny Bird and Chloe Comme Parris as well as some vintage pieces and flashy fine jewels. The likes of Kimberley Newport-Mimran, Shay Lowe, Ainsley Kerr, Jeanne Beker and Bernadette Morra circulated the room, emitting the obligatory oohs and ahhs at the baubles on display. Not that many didn’t come with jewels of their own—Catherine Nugent whipped off her oversized shawl to reveal an Alan Anderson statement necklace and matching bracelet.
However, not everyone was glittering. Philanthropist Cathy Bratty skipped the jewels in place of a dramatic hat and fur shawl, and we overheard actress Chantal Craig admit “I don’t even wear jewellery.” Still, before lunch, a Moulin Rouge–style acrobatic performance to “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” reminded guests why they were there—to get some bling and do some good. They clearly took the hint: the event raised over $150,000.